Sofía Vergara, of ABC's Modern Family, is a Colombian actress, comedian, television hostess, and model.
Vergara had been widely known for co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Her first notable acting job in English was in the 2003 film Chasing Papi. Subsequently, she appeared in films, including two Tyler Perry films, Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009), receiving an ALMA Award nomination for the latter. Vergara's success on television has earned her roles in recent films, The Smurfs (2011), New Year's Eve (2011), Happy Feet Two (2011) The Three Stooges (2012), and Escape From Planet Earth (2013).
Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria, for which she was nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards, 4 Primetime Emmy Awards, and 7 Screen Actors Guild Awards.